Full disclosure: I’m not a Face to Face fanboy. I’m actually only familiar with one album by the Victorville, California foursome. I don’t even think I have an original copy of that album either, just a burned one. And I can’t tell you where or when I heard it for the first time. I can tell you one thing though, I listened to the fuck out of it.
The album I’m speaking of is, of course, the band’s self-titled masterpiece.
It’s just so good. It really is. A fun, straight up punk rock album start to finish. No shit ballads. No filler interludes. Just moderately fast punk music. It’s one of those albums that you eventually know all the words to and end up singing random songs from it at work. You end up listening to it five times in a row and don’t notice, and don’t even care because it’s that good.
I had the opportunity to check out Face to Face about ten years ago at Showplace Theater. The combination of that show and this album that I adore are the reasons you will most certainly see me tonight at Waiting Room. It’s pretty apparent that the band loves punk music, and above that love, playing it live. So, if you’re looking to tap toes and nod your head (whilst thumbs hang out of your jean front pockets), then this is the band for you.
Face to Face is playing at Waiting Room. Opening the show are Wolf Tickets and On The Cinder, both of whom are from good ole Buffalo, NY. Tickets are $25 at the door, which opens at 7pm